The world is facing many public health challenges. The global epidemic of diseases associated with unhealthy lifestyle choices, poverty and climate change are among the many key issues. Your studies on this Public Health degree will give you the knowledge to understand why and how these challenges exist. You will have the opportunity to gain real-life public health experience by working alongside health professionals. In your final year, you can also choose to undertake public health work overseas. Recently, students worked on public health projects in Uganda (additional costs apply). Public health graduates typically work in the public sector (local government, NHS), the armed forces and non- governmental agencies (WHO). Opportunities also exist in the non-profit sector, often focusing on specific conditions or populations, such as young children or ethnic minority groups. In the first year, you will learn about the basic concepts of public health, health promotion, epidemiology, communication, ethics and policy. You will develop your ability to undertake public health research and gain a range of work-related skills. The second year builds your knowledge of the basic concepts outlined in year one. You will also gain skills in project development, management and professional practice. In the final year, you will undertake a project in an area of public health you find interesting. You will also further your understanding of the determinants of health and disease, and why good health is not equally distributed locally, nationally or globally. This Public health course oﬀers a skill-based learning approach, with a combination of lectures, online learning and practical placements. You will also use our Hydra Simulation Centre, a simulated learning environment that monitors your leadership and decision making in real- time during critical events. Public health practitioners can apply for professional registration through a portfolio of evidence. Our course content develops skills that can be mapped against these standards and your completed research project will contribute to your portfolio of evidence for professional registration. Please note that this course does not guarantee development of a complete portfolio. Our Public Heath course is based at the Glyntaff campus. USW Glyntaff is surrounded by green open spaces. Our students say they love the relaxed atmosphere and beautiful views.